Abuse is not personal, it’s criminal.
On Monday night I was listening to 99.2(YFM) on the radio. The presenters were talking about the rumours of cheating. They started talking about abuse and how women are not recognise for personal reasons.
The presenters alluded to the fact that although these actors had done “bad” things, these things were personal and did not affect their work.
First of all, how do people say about this abusing thing as long as man do this thing and they will walk free in the streets That would be the equivalent of saying it’s okay for someone to be racist and use hateful language as long as it doesn’t affect their personality. So nothing will be okay.
I’m still asking myself questions about abuse and people who are walking free, and nothing is dealt with. This issue it’s serious. Abuse is not personal, it’s criminal.
I say that when you brilliant at what you do best does it give you the right to treat other people so badly? A person won’t be your punching bag because well, that’s personal – that’s what you do in your private space.
I once be a presenter at vow.fm i found out that the person I trust in my life was actually a hijacker in his private life and selling drugs, would i still see that person again in my life? I don’t something to be personal? I mean we are very aware that this would affect Our relationship? But no, I wouldn’t be willing to see someone I know become hijacking thief on our television screens.
I wouldn’t want to see him a criminal to keep his career waiting to a just. I would like to see him living a normal life when life is ahead of us.
But it’s different when I see a woman got abused right? Because abuse is a household issue. It’s to bad. I should open a file Right? No. Unfortunately, the justice system is not favourable to women when it comes to abusive.
So tell me, is it not necessary for woman to make a stand where necessary? Why should they keep abusers as part of their life when they know it’s wrong? No. It’s not personal – it’s criminal and it’s not okay for people to treat these issues as less-than. No.
I’m presenter trying to motivate abusive woman. They are people who inform public opinion and it was so irresponsible for them to trivialise an issue that we are always fighting against. Every single day we fight for women’s rights to be taken seriously, we fight so hard for crimes against women to be treated equally to other crimes. This was not okay and I really hope that people will be careful about what they say and that they do not just mouth off about serious issues. Abuse is not personal, it’s criminal. it’s not a joke.
WRITTEN BY EDWIN MAKITLA